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Adobe releases Flash security update

updated 11:15 pm EST, Wed March 15, 2006

Flash security update

Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. A malicious SWF file must be loaded in Flash Player by the user for an attacker to exploit the vulnerabilities, but users are recommended to update to the most current version of Flash Player available for their platform, according to Adobe. "Adobe recommends all Flash Player and earlier users upgrade to the new version, which can be downloaded from the Player Download Center. For customers that cannot upgrade to Flash Player 8, please refer to the Flash Player 7 update TechNote." [updated]

Adobe also recommends Breeze customers upgrade to Breeze Meeting Add-In version 5.1 SP1.

Adobe has provided other details and a specific download for users of Intel-based Macs:

"Adobe has provided a preview release of Flash Player 8 for Intel-based Mac users, which is available for download from this TechNote. The preview release of Flash Player 8 runs natively on Intel-based Macs, but it has not been extensively tested and customers may run into compatibility, performance, and other issues. Alternatively, users can view Flash content on Intel-based Macs with Safari in Rosetta mode. Running the Flash Player preview release in Rosetta mode may be noticeably slower than when running on a PowerPC-based Mac."

Adobe notes that the preview release version will report its version as "" when running in Rosetta mode, and "" when running natively. Users can check their Flash version on the Web.

by MacNN Staff





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